- Recorded two assists in the season opener on Oct. 10 at Carolina
- Posted another two-assist game on Oct. 14 at NY Rangers
- Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist on Nov. 11 vs. Colorado
- Had a three-point game (1g/2a) on Nov. 21 at Pittsburgh
- Had a four-point game (1g/3a) on Dec. 31 at Winnipeg
- Had a three-game point streak (1g/6a) from Dec. 31 - Jan. 2
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals